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271 undocumented Picasso works revealed

PARIS (KABC) -- A retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso estimated to be worth about $80 million.

The works included lithographs, portraits, watercolors and sketches created between 1900 and 1932.

Pierre Le Guennec, Picasso's former electrician, claimed that artist's second wife gave his family a trunk full of art they kept untouched until they decided to put their affairs in order for their children.

Picasso's family learned of the works only recently when the electrician and his wife contacted the Picasso Administration to have the works authenticated.

Picasso's son and other heirs filed a suit for illegal possession of the works, and police raided the electrician's French Riviera home last month to question him and his wife and confiscated the disputed artworks.

"When Picasso made just a little drawing on a metro ticket, he would keep it," said Jean-Jacques Neuer, a lawyer for Picasso's estate. "To think he could have given 271 works of art to somebody who isn't even known among his friends is of course absurd."

The estate administrators considered that the works might be fake, but they ruled that out because of the expertise, variety of techniques and use of certain numbers in the works that no imitator was likely to have known.

An investigation continues to determine if the couple obtained the artwork legally.

The Art Loss Register, which tracks stolen, looted or missing art, now listed 702 stolen Picasso pieces. Picasso is the most-listed artist in its database of 214,000 art pieces.


http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=7815529


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  • His early sculptures in papier mache and other materials are more valuable than anything else.

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    • I give you the "Balls" award. He has a sculpture of head in a museum in New York. This piece of crap is called "Woman's Head". It should be taken to the nearest dump and buried. I think the herd instinct overtakes peoples common sense. Maybe someone should sculpt a spine so people could recognize it and not have to pretend that they "get" modern art.

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  • Picasso was a self-absorbed man. His art is not extraordinary at all. High school art.

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  • "Picasso's son and other heirs filed a suit for illegal possession of the works, and police raided the electrician's French Riviera home last month to question him and his wife and confiscated the disputed artworks."

    WTF

    The fucking Picasso's second wife gave his family the trunk so its theirs !

    what a joke

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  • LOL. Philistines on LiveLeak. What a surprise.

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  • Pablo Picasso 1881%u20131973
    "Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth."

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  • Picasso's art is shit. Looks like scribble. C'mon how do people get a "value system?" Will your art talk to you? Will it cook and eat with you? Can you fuck it? Will it keep you warm at night? It hangs on a wall and makes you feel like you are someone if people know you spent a fortune on it. Fuck that, get back to GOD and family. The shit that matters.

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